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Brooke, Denise

Declare Temporary Truce in Custody War

11/7/2013 2:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1107-brooke-mueller-leaving-court-tmzBrooke Mueller and Denise Richards were actually cordial with each other during a mandatory sit-down with a chief honcho from the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services ... but the drama is far from over ... TMZ has learned.

As we first reported ... Denise and Brooke showed up at an L.A. courthouse today and met with DCFS Medical Director Dr. Charles Sophy.  We're told Sophy also asked Charlie Sheen to attend the meeting, but Sheen declined.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... although the 2 warring women were not openly hostile toward each other, their problems were NOT solved during the 4-hour session.  We're told Denise is still waffling on whether she'll continue to serve as temporary guardian for twins Bob and Max.

Here's what our sources say happened in the meeting:

 --- Sophy did a lot of clarifying as to what the goals were -- specifically, to gradually "reunify" Brooke with her kids

--   Sophy made it clear the goal is not for Denise to keep custodial control over the twins.  Her role would diminish as Brooke became stronger and able to provide parenting.  We're told this will be a slow process and Sophy established more specific guidelines as to how it will happen

--   There was an acknowledgment by all that Bob and Max have been significantly damaged psychologically by the turmoil in the family

--  There was also an acknowledgment ... there is no "magic bullet" to solve their emotional problems 

--  Charlie is NOT being looked at as an option for custody

--   As for Denise, she still feels Brooke is interfering with the proper treatment of Bob and Max, and fears the twins will physically hurt her daughters

--  We're told there was no evidence Brooke has lapsed back into drug use

We're told no follow-up meetings are scheduled with Sophy and the women.   We're told DCFS social workers will now take over.  As for when Brooke gets full custody -- currently she's getting 2 overnights a week and 3 days.  We're told the process of full custody will be fairly slow.

NOW GET THIS!!!  Charlie, Brooke and Denise all live in the same exclusive gated community -- Mulholland Estates.  Guess who else lives there?  CHARLES SOPHY!

Only in Hollywood.



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Congratulations Brooke.

352 days ago


Brooke is a crackhead she should hook up with lamar

352 days ago

Dead account Delete at will    

Brooke needs to wake up. get on her knees and thank Denise for being such a wonderful person and taking care of her kids while shes been so fcuked up and work with the system and stop being such a rude bitch. Denise never had to do any of this for her and she should show her gratitude instead of being the empty headed bitch shes been.

352 days ago


Brooke will overdose and die within a year. Charlie better hope Denise will still be willing to raise his kids by then. He has enough money to pay for a nanny and a security guard when Brooke has the kids. He should be insisting on that with the court.

352 days ago

Loretta Love    

those poor little boys...
no, not Charlie silly!

352 days ago


People like this "Dr.SOPHY" are very scary. There is one of her panted in every single DSS across the country. Placing those children back in the care of Brooke is suicide to the well being of those 2 boys. They will never, ever, thrive in that environment with an addict of her magnitude. It's that simple. Sue DCFS Charlie..

352 days ago


this is a giant slap in the face to denise after all she's done for the twins. any mother that has done drugs during pregnancy should get their rights taken away. it makes no sense for this crack head to get her kids back after 20 plus failed attempts in rehab. sad that her kids are paychecks to her.

352 days ago


Congratulations to Brooke Mueller for showing up and doing her best to work through this.

It's been Brooke under the most scrutiny.

Taking the most heat on this one.

Congratulations to Denise Richards for going way ABOVE the call of duty on behalf of two boys.

Congratulations to Dr. Sophy for spending four hours of his very precious and valuable time -

The end result will be two healthy boys.

Let's end the H8, there aren't any Villains here.

352 days ago


What a screwed up situation ! poor kids I hope they don't grow up to be murderous !

352 days ago


Hope Brooke has supervised visits for those 2 nights and 3 days!!

352 days ago


Denise, I know you are trying to do the right thing, but these are not your kids. You brought the problem to the attention of the proper authorities, that's all you can do. Let it go. Charlie and Brooke have to work this out.

352 days ago

Wow ...    

What b.s. the head of the department got involved. There are COUNTLESS families in their care but indeed, only in Hollywood does the head of the department get involved in a few days of Charlie going off the rails.

352 days ago


Those poor kids! They don't have a chance if they are put back in the care of their mother. It's just a matter of time before she is back in rehab, or dead.

352 days ago


-- Charlie is NOT being looked at as an option for custody

No f**cking duh !

352 days ago


4 hour meeting with the DCFS director... wonder if the average family would get all this treatment or if they would get 10 mins with some minion or even just get swept under the rug.

352 days ago
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